Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and other MYH7-Related Disorders via the MYH7 Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Exome Sequencing with CNV Detection
Test Code Test Copy GenesTest CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Codes Base Price
11489 MYH7 81407 81407,81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing
Test Code Test Copy Genes Test CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Code Base Price
11489MYH781407 81407, 81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing

Pricing Comments

Our favored testing approach is exome based NextGen sequencing with CNV analysis. This will allow cost effective reflexing to PGxome or other exome based tests. However, if full gene Sanger sequencing is desired for STAT turnaround time, insurance, or other reasons, please see link below for Test Code, pricing, and turnaround time information. If the Sanger option is selected, CNV detection may be ordered through Test #600.

An additional 25% charge will be applied to STAT orders. STAT orders are prioritized throughout the testing process.

For Reflex to PGxome pricing click here.

The Sanger Sequencing method for this test is NY State approved.

For Sanger Sequencing click here.

Turnaround Time

18 days on average for standard orders or 14 days on average for STAT orders.

Once a specimen has started the testing process in our lab, the most accurate prediction of TAT will be displayed in the myPrevent portal as an Estimated Report Date (ERD) range. We calculate the ERD for each specimen as testing progresses; therefore the ERD range may differ from our published average TAT. View more about turnaround times here.

Targeted Testing

For ordering sequencing of targeted known variants, go to our Targeted Variants page.


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Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a primary disease of the cardiac muscle characterized by idiopathic hypertrophy of the left ventricle, although hypertrophy of the right ventricle may occur occasionally (Fifer and Vlahakes Circulation 117:429-439, 2008). HCM is distinguished by an extensive clinical variability between individuals with regards to the age of onset, pattern and extent of hypertrophy, and prognosis. Symptoms include dyspnea, exercise intolerance, chest pain, palpitations, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, syncope, and sudden death (Maron et al. N Engl J Med 316:780-789, 1987). Additional features include left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, which is associated with increased risk for heart failure and cardiovascular death (Ommen et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 46:470-476, 2005). HCM affects 1/500 people worldwide (Maron et al. Circulation 92:785-789, 1995).


HCM is a heterogeneous genetic disease that is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. It is caused by variants in various genes that encode sarcomeric proteins. Defects in twelve genes, including MYH7 (Geisterfer-Lowrance et al. Cell 62:999-1006, 1990), account for approximately 60% of all HCM cases. Variants were identified in both familial and sporadic cases, with similar distribution. Variants identified in sporadic cases were either nonpenetrant or de novo (Richard et al. Circulation 107:2227-2232, 2003).  MYH7 is one of the most commonly mutated genes in patients with familial HCM.  Although over 90% of variants are missense resulting in amino acid changes, rare cases of splice variants, small deletions, indels, gross deletions, and rearrangements have been reported. In addition to HCM, heterozygous MYH7 variants were found in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (Kamisago et al. N Engl J Med 343:1688-1696, 2000), noncompaction cardiomyopathy (Hoedemaekers et al. Eur Heart J 28:2732-2737, 2007), distal myopathy (Meredith et al. Am J Hum Genet 75:703-708, 2004), myosin storage myopathy/hyaline body myopathy (Tajsharghi et al. Ann Neurol 54:494-500,2003), scapuloperoneal myopathy (Pegoraro et al. Neuromuscul Disord 17:321-329, 2007), and patients with distal myopathy and cardiomyopathy (Darin et al. Neurology 68:2041-2042, 2007).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

This test will detect variants in roughly 25% of patients with HCM (~40% of patients with detectable variants) (Richard et al. Circulation 107(17): 2227-2232, 2003), 5-8% of patients with DCM (Hershberger et al. GeneReviews, 2009) and ~50% of patients with Laing early-onset distal myopathy (Lamont et al. GeneReviews, 2010).

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the MYH7 gene plus 10 bases of flanking noncoding DNA in all available transcripts along with other non-coding regions in which pathogenic variants have been identified at PreventionGenetics or reported elsewhere. We define full coverage as >20X NGS reads or Sanger sequencing.

Since this test is performed using exome capture probes, a reflex to any of our exome based tests is available (PGxome, PGxome Custom Panels).

Indications for Test

Patients with symptoms suggestive of hypertrophic, dilated, and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy; Laing distal myopathy; myosin storage myopathy; scapuloperoneal myopathy; and patients with distal myopathy and cardiomyopathy.


Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
MYH7 160760
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT


  • Darin, N., et.al. (2007). PubMed ID: 17548557
  • Fifer MA, Vlahakes GJ. 2008. Management of symptoms in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation 117: 429-439. PubMed ID: 18212300
  • Geisterfer-Lowrance, A. A., et.al. (1990). PubMed ID: 1975517
  • Hershberger RE, Morales A. 2013. Dilated Cardiomyopathy Overview. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, Dolan CR, Fong C-T, and Stephens K, editors. GeneReviews™, Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle. PubMed ID: 20301486
  • Hoedemaekers, Y. M., et.al. (2007). PubMed ID: 17947214
  • Kamisago, M., et.al. (2000). PubMed ID: 11106718
  • Lamont, P., et al. (2010) "Laing Distal Myopathy" PubMed ID: 20301606
  • Maron BJ, Bonow RO, Cannon RO 3rd, Leon MB, Epstein SE. 1987. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Interrelations of clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, and therapy (1). N. Engl. J. Med. 316: 780-789. PubMed ID: 3547130
  • Maron, B. J., et.al. (1995). "Prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a general population of young adults. Echocardiographic analysis of 4111 subjects in the CARDIA Study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in (Young) Adults." Circulation 92(4): 785-9. PubMed ID: 7641357
  • Meredith, C., et.al. (2004). PubMed ID: 15322983
  • Ommen SR, Maron BJ, Olivotto I, Maron MS, Cecchi F, Betocchi S, Gersh BJ, Ackerman MJ, McCully RB, Dearani JA, Schaff HV, Danielson GK, Tajik AJ, Nishimura RA. 2005. Long-term effects of surgical septal myectomy on survival in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 46: 470-476. PubMed ID: 16053960
  • Pegoraro, E., et.al. (2007). PubMed ID: 17336526
  • Richard P, Charron P, Carrier L, Ledeuil C, Cheav T, Pichereau C, Benaiche A, Isnard R, Dubourg O, Burban M, Gueffet JP, Millaire A, Desnos M, Schwartz K, Hainque B, Komajda M; EUROGENE Heart Failure Project. 2003. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: distribution of disease genes, spectrum of mutations, and implications for a molecular diagnosis strategy. Circulation 107: 2227-2232. PubMed ID: 12707239
  • Tajsharghi, H., et.al. (2003). PubMed ID: 14520662


Ordering Options

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